White Arc is the quintessential single hand military Han Jian and based on a real Han Jian in LK Chen's personal collection.
White Arc exemplified the signature characteristics of Han Jian: an austere, long, slim, light and sharp single hand sword.
Classic Han dynasty aesthetic, elegant and minimalist.
The hilt has an oval cross section profile for accurate edge alignment.
Blade only weight: 600 g (1 lb. 5.16 oz)
Sword only weight: approx. 810 g (1 lb. 12.5 oz)
Blade length: 95 cm (37.5")
Handle length: 16.5 cm (6.5")
Total length: 111.5 cm, (44")
Width at hand guard: 30 mm, Width at tip: 17 mm
Thickness: 7 mm - 2.5 mm at the tip
POB: approx. 20 cm (8") from hand guard
Blade Profile: diamond 4 surfaces
Superior heat treatment:
Hardness 54-55 HRC.
Blade rebounds to true after bending,
Cut bamboo with ease.
Hand polish to smooth soft shine and sword sharp edge.
Folded pattern steel:
1060 carbon steel + T9 tungsten-vanadium high-speed tool steel.
1060 carbon steel
T9 tungsten-vanadium high-speed tool steel.
Tungsten <= 0.30
Vanadium <= 0.02
Molybdenum <= 0.20
Industrial grade precision case brass fittings.
The hand guard has the classical smooth round corners with a slight indentation on the surface, subtle and beautiful.
Ancient Han Style thin and slim scabbard.
Classic Han red band on black background.
Braid wax cotton wrap cord.
Fit and finish
We perfected the fit and finish of our swords and the final assembly is meticulously performed by our senior craft masters. It takes a skill craftsman one whole working day to assemble our sword to a precision fit.
LK Chen recreates blade geometry based on antique specimens and each period sword has their unique blade profile reflecting the technology and combat requirements of their historic time period.
Check out this great video
LK Chen wield his 2000 year old original Han Jian and the new authentic recreation White Arc